Welcome to the July Garden Diary for Ednovean Farm!
The July garden at Ednovean Farm has its own restless momentum now. With dormant plants chaotically flowering and spilling over paths in an unstoppable tide of colours, any thought of colour control has receded into the distance.
Geraniums have turned out to be any colour other than the one on the label and shy little green buds have blossomed into brash ebullient flowers.
Ooh and we had a heat wave this July, which wove the magic of Italy through the courtyard gardens.
The rhythm of the season brings us again to the summer garden. Each year the garden matures in its cycle of growth.
Sometimes it seems more of an elliptical route and in others a predicable path. And there’s something comfortable in that, as the garden meets each season again like a reunion with a well known friend. Take a peek at our Gardens in 2015 when I looked at how the wonderful Gulf stream shapes our Gardens.
July brought a heatwave – perfect to enjoy from the shadows!
On summer days we can live our lives in the garden. We sought the shadows of the date palms in the recent heat wave and the golden glow of dusk at the end of the duller days. Each time the garden has welcomed us for a while.
On Summer days, I love to hear the courtyards ringing with the flocks of tiny birds that gather around the bird feeders or watch as the sparrows attempt to ferry strands of hay under the eaves.
July! The comfortable life of the summer gardens, as the world around becomes replete.
How is the potager garden this year?
The broad beans have departed and the runner beans are coming into their own now. The courgettes hate their new spot in a corner and are sulkily yet to produce. The potatoes are delicious and Mr Rabbit is developing more and more complex strategies to get to the feast. All is well in the Potager!
I do hope you’ve enjoyed this peek into the summer season in our Ednovean Garden. There are always so many photos I would like to show you, in so many different moods. The gardens here range from the romantic formal courtyards to the wild gardens; from the Italian Gardens to the sweeping lawns.
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